Podcast: International Students and Acculturative Stress

Negotiating Multiple Worlds:

The experiences and Struggles of International Students in University

 

Jessie Chung, Wing Ma, David (Zhe Jie) Zhang and Cindy (Yu) Chiu focused their research project on international students' experieces of acculturative stress--"the stress induced in transitioning to a new culture."   Stressors included language barriers, new food and cultural practices. They were also interested in the strategies participants employed to attenuate such stressors, including maintaining ties with families and friends in their countries of origins.  

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